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The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

For actors, theater is worth sacrificing school and free time. Many view theater as a recreational pastime rather than a burden. 

The life of a St. John’s performer

Richard Liang, Staff Writer March 10, 2022
Preparations for both the play and the musical “Newsies” began months before their opening nights, starting with auditions. Actors devoted many hours memorizing lines, rehearsing and perfecting the scenes. The end of production is often met with mixed reactions.
At a rally held by newsies in Medda Larkin’s theater, kids from different boroughs band together to fight for fair working conditions.

Photo Gallery: “Newsies”

Isabella Diaz-Mira, Staff Writer March 3, 2022
On March 3, 4 and 5, Upper School students will perform “Newsies.” The musical tells the story of the New York City newsboys’ strike of 1899 and revolves around a group of Manhattan “newsies,” their leader, Jack Kelly, and a reporter who goes by Katherine Plumber.
Freshman Aleena Gilani talks about her decision to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Why I boycotted watching the Winter Olympics [Opinion]

Aleena Gilani, Staff Writer February 18, 2022
Freshman Aleena Gilani discusses her decision to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics.
A teacher worries about grades, which are due the next day. Believe it or not, report cards are as stressful for teachers as they are for students.

The hidden side of education: Teachers experience stress while ensuring students receive a high-quality education

Annie Jones, Copy Editor January 8, 2022
Sergios Paschalis typically spends eight hours at school, walking home at 3:35 p.m. After a short break, he spends the next four or five hours grading and preparing materials for future classes. The past two years, Covid has also exacerbated feelings of stress among teachers.
Junior Alexa Christensen rests on the track after a long and tiring day of classes and sports practice.

The mental side of sports: Athletes develop ways to maintain a positive mindset

Serina Yan and Mia Hong January 8, 2022
Mental health among athletes is often a forgotten aspect of sports. While competing, student-athletes encounter performance anxiety and recruitment pressures. Many also struggle to maintain a healthy balance between their sleep schedules, social lives, academics and sports.
Students Against Stigma hosts “Talk-it-out-Thursdays,” where students can openly talk to their peers about mental health.

Students Against Stigma spreads awareness about mental health

Aleena Gilani and Johnathon Li January 8, 2022
Founded in 2019, the Students Against Stigma club aims to spark conversation and break the stigma surrounding mental health. They hope to build an environment where students can talk openly about their experiences without facing judgment.
235 Houstonians attended the trivia event, which raised almost $200,000. The money will fund ongoing school year sessions and the summer program.

SJS parents host Breakthrough Houston’s trivia event, students volunteer as teaching assistants

Arjun Maitra, Staff Writer November 15, 2021
On Oct. 21, 235 Houstonians, including several from the St. John’s community, gathered on the outdoor patio of the Armadillo Palace for a game of trivia. The event celebrated Breakthrough Houston, a tuition-free educational program for high achieving but under-resourced students.
Before COVID, student tutors and refugee tutees met in person during the summer.

Upper School students tutor refugee children, host Summer Express on Zoom

James Li, Staff Writer September 16, 2021
In 2006, sophomores Laynie Johnson (‘08) and Johnny Leader (‘08) sought to bridge the gap in academic achievement between wealthy and low-income children. This June, Summer Express was held over Zoom due to COVID, and tutors worked with a total of 28 kids.
Due to the pandemic, members of the College Board have adjusted the locations and timings of the AP exams.

Students adjust to AP schedule changes, prepare for exams

Arjun Maitra and Shreyes Balachandran May 11, 2021
Due to the pandemic, the College Board has adjusted the locations and timings of the AP exams.
Pod on the Quad: Prefect Edition 2021

Pod on the Quad: Prefect Edition 2021

Ella West, Assignments Editor April 19, 2021
This edition of Pod on the Quad covers the upcoming prefect elections, which will occur on April 22.
Patrick Fanning

Patrick Fanning

April 19, 2021

Nickname: Pat Man, Patty Dream Job: shrimp boat captain Favorite Spot on Campus: Randall Field Weird Hobby: singing Sea Shanties Quirk: too many to choose one Theme Song: "Danger Zone"...

Sophie Lesniak

Sophie Lesniak

April 19, 2021

Nickname: Soph/SLesniak Dream Job: President Favorite Spot on Campus: the library Weird Hobby: taking too many photos of my pets Quirk: giggling when I am nervous Theme Song: "Don't Stop Believin'"...

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